Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lectio Divina - Defined for Benedictine Oblates

Lectio Divina (spiritual reading) is slow reading of a text, Bible or writings of the Saints, for example. You read thoughtfully until one thought stands out. Then you stop, rest in that thought, and ponder what touched your heart.

The old monks also called this form of reading “ruminatio” a Latin word for how cows chew grass.

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